Shrinking Government funding puts council services at risk.
Nottingham City Council services are at risk as more Government funding cuts present it with its toughest budget yet.
Government funding for the council has shrunk by £72m since 2010, leading to the council carrying out £123m of savings in its budgets over the past four years. The council is now preparing to set its budget for 2015/16 and has identified £27m of savings proposals.
The Council believes cities like Nottingham are being treated unfairly by the Government. Nottingham has lost more in Revenue Spending Power per household than places in the affluent south. Other pressures, such as the rising demand for services to support vulnerable people and protect children, are greater in cities like Nottingham. This means that for another year, the continuing cuts in grant means the Government is contributing less money to fund council services and local people and businesses in general are contributing more.